BBC Breakfast stars conflicting emotions as she prepares to return to show

BBC Breakfast stars conflicting emotions as she prepares to return to show

Nina Warhurst talks about her return to work

BBC Breakfast’s Nina Warhurst has admitted to being “conflicted” about her return to work after giving birth in early July. The presenter has been back in BBC studios preparing for her January comeback after her seven-month maternity leave and shared some behind-the-scenes snaps with her 27,000 followers on Instagram.

In a couple of the photos, we see Nina back in the swing of things as she steps back into presenter mode with her smiling baby girl, Nancy. The tot looks right at home on set as she stares happily into the camera, proving the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

But while all appeared to have gone well, Nina admitted that she was in fact struggling with the whole process. “Back @bbcbreakfast this week, preparing for my return to work,” she wrote alongside the images. “I brought my little pal, who seemed to lap up all the attention…

“So many conflicting emotions for any parent returning to work after a new addition. I’ll miss her, but I get to go back to a team and a programme I really love and care about. Merry Christmas and see you in the new year xxxx.”

Nina already has two sons with her husband, Ed Fraser. Her first boy was born in 2016, while her second was welcomed two years later.

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Last month, Nina surprised her followers by revealing that she’d be returning to screens in the new year: “So, back at work in a couple of months. She will be six months – the same age as her brothers were when I went back.

“But they were pretty much weaned at that point, we’re talking like steak, eggs and chips at four months, kind of fellas. I don’t think she will be.”

The mum-of-three continued to say that it would be “really nice” to continue feeding Nancy but explained that her working hours typically coincide with “fuss to feed” times.

In a further update, the presenter explained that she isn’t interested in people who are urging her to take time out with her newborn daughter.

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“Also, while I’m here, quite a few people have said to me ‘Don’t rush back’ and I understand that the intentions are really good there, ‘Spend more time with your baby’,” the journalist said.

“But I mean firstly – some people want to go back [to work]. That’s up to them. It’s totally fine.

“And secondly, most people I know go back for financial reasons. And it’s brilliant for people who have that pot of money or their partner pays the mortgage to be able to extend it.

“But that’s not the case for me or most of my female friends who’ve had children.”

BBC Breakfast airs from 6am on BBC One.

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